Athletics

Athletics

Carson and Bhangal take Not The Roman prizes

Kenilworth Runner’s Connor Carson won Stratford AC’s Not the Roman IX on Sunday in 42min 36sec.

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Spa Striders ladies line up ahead of the Midland Ladies Cross Country League race at Cofton Park. Picture submitted

Leamington consolidate seventh spot in the Birmingham League

Leamington C&AC’s men returned to Warley Woods on Saturday to take part in the third round of the Birmingham Cross Country League, some having only raced there the week before in the Warwickshire County Championships.

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Spa Striders line up ahead of the Naunton Nearly 19.

Striders’ Venables calls on her ultra background to Nearly win at Naunton

Ultra specialist Mel Venables found conditions to her liking at the Naunton Nearly 19 off-road race on Sunday, finishing second lady.

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Leamington C&AC's senior and masters' women at the Warwickshire County Cross Country Championships. Picture: Sue Harrison

Leamington C&AC master their opposition at County Champs

Leamington C&AC showed their continued strength in depth at the Warwickshire County Cross Country Championships on Saturday with both the men and ladies taking the gold trophy for the masters’ team and the seniors picking up silver and bronze.

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Leamington to stage new half-marathon this summer

There will be a new race on the sporting calendar this year with the launch of the Leamington Spa Half Marathon.

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Mel Venables on her way to the female prize at the Hooky Christmas Canter. Picture: Barry Cornelius

Spa Striders’ Venables canters to ladies’ victory in Hook Norton

Nineteen Spa Striders braved the elements to race the Hooky Christmas Canter, a multi-terrain event around Hook Norton.

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Kenilworth Runners gather for a team shot at Welcombe Hills. Pictures submitted

Welcombe top-15 finish for Gibbs at second race of Midland League

Kenilworth Runners’ Frankie Gibbs had another excellent race in the Midland Women’s Cross Country League at Welcombe Hills in Stratford on Saturday, finishing 13th overall on the undulating the two-lap course in 26min 22sec.

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Monica Williamson on her way to a fourth-placed finish for England in Derry. Picture submitted

Leamington C&AC’s Williamson leads England team to cross-country gold

Leamington C&AC’s Monica Williamson led the England team to W55 success at the 30th running of the British and Irish Masters Cross Country International in Derry, Northern Ireland.

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Natalie Bhangal, pictured with her daughters who took part in the fun run, at the Raceways Autumn Shakespeare.

Bhangal goes down in history as final winner at Long Marston

Leamington C&AC’s Natalie Bhangal created history with victory in the ladies’ half-marathon at the final running of the Raceways Autumn Shakespeare.

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Leamington C&AC's fourth-placed ladies' team. Pictures submitted

Leamington more than hold their own among cross-country elite

Leamington C&AC’s men’s and women’s teams were not daunted by their step ups to Division One, finishing seventh and fourth on the opening days of their respective cross-country leagues.

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Phil Gould catches his breath at the end of the Dovedale Dash. Picture submitted

The Goulds revel in the mud, with Phil leading the family home at Dovedale

The wet weather caused problems with the 64th Dovedale Dash on Sunday.

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Rugby Half Marathon win shows Siggers is getting back to his best

Kenilworth Runners’ Andy Siggers showed he is getting back to form by winning the Rugby Half Marathon on Sunday in a time of 73min 46sec.

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Kenilworth Runners cross-country team. Picture submitted

Gibbs leads Kenilworth ladies to Midland fourth

Kenilworth Runners’ ladies had an excellent day at the Midland Counties Cross-Country Championships at Aldersley Village, Wolverhampton.

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David Leadley on his way to a sub three-hour run at the Great Birmingham Run International Marathon. Picture submitted

Leadley leads Kenilworth home with top-50 finish in Birmingham

Kenilworth Runners’ David Leadley finished an excellent 50th in the inaugural Great Birmingham Run International Marathon on Sunday in a time of 2hr 58min 25sec.

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Aamena Patel receives her medal and voucher from David Moorcroft. Picture submitted

Leamington parkrun has 100,000 reasons to celebrate thanks to Patel

Leamington parkrun celebrated its 100,000th completed run at Newbold Comyn on Saturday, with Aamena Patel bringing up the milestone.

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Dave Pettifer helped England to victory over a combined Celtic team.

England vest inspires Pettifer to a sub-3:30 run at Chester

Kenilworth Runners’ Dave Pettifer, making his international debut for England, was pleased with his third place in the V65 International competition held within the Chester Marathon on Sunday.

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Sue Harrison prepares to take on the 50k.

Harrison ‘proud’ of Chinese 50k run despite just missing out on the podium

Leamington C&AC’s Sue Harrison finished fourth woman at the Fuxian Lake 50k International Invitational Road Race in Yunnan, China on Saturday.

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Runners head off at the start of the Rugby 10 with eventual winner Paul Andrew (205) to the fore. Picture: Bryan Acford

Worldy of a run from V70 Copson as Andrew maintains his winning form

Sunday’s Rugby 10 mile road race featured a new world best time for 70-year-old Angela Copson, who broke the previous record by over two minutes.

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Greg West (21) finished a fine third at the Stratford Big 10k. Picture: yourraceday.co.uk

Big performance from Leamington nets team prize

Leamington C&AC’s men produced a strong performance at the Stratford Big 10k on Sunday to capture the team prize.

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Paul Andrews closes in on victory. Pictures: Morris Troughton

Andrew notches a hat-trick of wins at the Kenilworth Half Marathon

Leamington C&AC’s Paul Andrew completed a hat-trick of wins at the Kenilworth Half Marathon on Sunday.

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